May 14, 2008: Fleischmanns issue is not reality

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Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Impressions of the public meeting

To The Editor: Having gone to the meeting at BOCES on Saturday which was supposedly to get people’s impression on the environmental impact of the wind turbines that are proposed for the area, it must be said that the antiwind turbines people More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Great care at Margaretville Hospital

To The Editor: Approximately one month ago, I admitted my dad to Margaretville Memorial Hospital (MMH) for rehabilitation after three months of hospitalization in a downstate hospital. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Voting for OCS School Board matters

To The Editor: We are at a critical juncture in the future of the Onteora Central School District, and unless voters in all the communities respond on Election Day, May 20, our children, taxpayers and communities will suffer a terrible and irreversi More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: Equal results for more pupil spending

To The Editor: According the US Census, New York ranks number one in the amount that school districts spend on their students.?According to the Business Council of New York, the average amount spent in New York State per student was $14,119. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: Economic summit important to region

To The Editor: In many circles, talk revolves around what people can do to stimulate the local economy. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: Donations welcome for cancer fight

To The Editor: On Sunday, June 8, my four-year-old daughter, Kathryn, and I will be participating in the 21st annual American Cancer Society GWB Challenge alongside my family and other participants in Fort Lee, New Jersey. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

April 23, 2008: Binnekill stream is ready to go dry

To The Editor: By the time you read this, the Binnekill stream in Margaretville will be drying up again. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Who's the keeper of our environment?

To The Editor: You have waited all week for this. You have your fish pole in one hand and your tackle box in the other and you head down the bank to your boat. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Traumatized by shooting photo

To The Editor: Since my move to the area three-and-a-half years ago, I have enjoyed the return to “small town” life. I grew up on a farm in Ohio. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Dismayed over bridge controversy

To The Editor: It was dismaying to read of the conflict between the Town of Middletown and the owners of Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm, Jim and Susan Kelly. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Great honor

¬†  To The Editor:  Since it was virtually impossible to thank all the people that attended the Belleayre Mountain Hall of Fame Ceremony on my behalf on April 5, I would like to do so at this time.  More...

Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Needs reasons

¬†  To The Editor:  The Village of Fleischmanns is proposing to erect a water tower. More...

Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Happy trails

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Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Make or break

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Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Worth the effort

To The Editor: I recently read that 250 people in Grand Gorge signed a negative petition against the proposed intersection safety project and understand it was circulated and signed before the DOT representatives gave their three-hour presentation at More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Blind Eye

To The Editor: On March 19 at the Roxbury Planning Board meeting, I asked the planning board to ask a question of the engineer from Labella. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Forgotten periods

To The Editor: I just wanted to say how delighted I was to read Bill Birns’ column regarding the indigenous groups that once inhabited this area seasonally.  I am an archaeologist teaching and working on my Ph.D. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 2, 2008: Stick to skiing

To The Editor: The signs at the Albany protest by the Coalition to Save Belleayre‚ÄÇwere pleading‚ÄÇto keep Belleayre‚ÄÇopen and publicly owned.‚ÄÇBut how did Belleayre suddenly find itself in‚ÄÇjeopardy?‚ÄÇIf the More...

Posted 4/1/2008 08:00 PM

March 26, 2008: Time of Need

To The Editor: I was deeply distressed to read that Delaware County leaders were more concerned with a few dollars than they were with supporting Brookside Hardware in its time of need. More...

Posted 3/25/2008 08:00 PM

March 19, 2008: Include Arkville

To The Editor: The current controversy over the two proposed “Family General Dollar But It Costs More Than That Stores” indicates a profound lack of knowledge of local history and geography. More...

Posted 3/18/2008 08:00 PM

March 12, 2008: What's the Story?

To The Editor: I am livid! Here we are, well into March 2008 and not a word about Fleischmanns sewer hookup reimbursements. In fact, there’s been no one to talk to. Ms. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 08:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Paved paradise

To The Editor: I hope that the Margaretville Planning Board as well as the Middletown Planning Board has taken into consideration the type of buildings these proposed Dollar Stores will build. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 08:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Dubious need

To the Editor: On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, the Margaretville Village Board will vote on a zoning action that could determine the future of the village and the surrounding area. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Great pride in Belleayre Mountain

To The Editor: I recently returned to Belleayre Mountain for the first time in 18 years. I first skied the Old Peekamoose Trail in December of 1931, almost two decades before the ski center was built. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Eureka! Wind company lies complete

To The Editor: I have to admit, I must give Invenergy an A for consistency. They are persistent in their efforts to hide health and safety information from the residents of Roxbury and Stamford. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Think about it when casting your vote

To The Editor: Nobody enjoys paying school taxes, and for those who don’t have children in the system, it must be particularly painful. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: What's happening with education?

To The Editor: I have recently run into some problems with my child’s education. I have tried going through all the right outlets to handle the matter. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: Buy locally to stimulate businesses

To The Editor: The federal government has announced that tax rebates are now being distributed. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: High expectations for board position

To The Editor: It is my pleasure to introduce myself as Tara Neeham-Poniros for a candidate for the Roxbury School Board. Let me start off by saying that I am the best candidate for the job, and I am ready to serve. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: Help for senior prom is appreciated

To The Editor: On April 9 the Onteora High School Life Skills class and members of Onteora DECA prepared for and hosted a Senior Citizens’ Prom at Al’s Restaurant in Phoenicia. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

April 23, 2008: Be fair in news coverage of events

To The Editor: As I read the article about the Halcottsville Bridge I realized that not all the facts were added to your story of what happened on the night of the town meeting. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 23, 2008: Think carefully about local history

To The Editor: I read with alarm in the Catskill Mountain News about the plans of the Delaware County Department of Transportation for the replacement of the bridge adjacent to Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm Bed & Breakfast in Halcottsvil More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Many helped with church fund-raiser

To The Editor: We would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Trivia Challenge a big success! Major thanks to our sponsors: Miller’s Drug Store, Wilber National Bank and Vly Mtn Spring Water. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Typical hysteria clouds tax issues

To The Editor: At the April 7 meeting of the Shandaken Town Board, a resolution to create an Empire Zone met with what has unfortunately become typical hysteria. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Village water tower plans are a sham

To The Editor: At the Fleischmanns April 21 Village Board meeting, the village failed to demonstrate convincing arguments, concerning the proposed project to erect a 320,000 gallon, 35-foot-high water storage tank. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Bad idea

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Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Life savers

¬†  To The Editor:  I‚Äôd like to say thanks to everyone that supported my son. Those of you who have met him know how special and full of life he is just by looking into his big brown eyes.¬†  More...

Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Tax breaks

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Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Truly wonderful

To The Editor: In nearly 20 years of living here, I have never written a letter to the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Be very careful

To The Editor: In recent months, some area landowners have received oil and gas leases that give a drilling company the right to enter upon the property and drill for oil or gas. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Dirty pool

To The Editor: Americans need to have an honest discussion about security. Sadly, “Defense of Democracies” has been airing a scare tactic ad targeting U.S. Representative freshmen, including Kirsten Gillibrand. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 2, 2008: Feel compelled

To The Editor: Wow, I never planned to write this letter, as I didn’t want to sound like sour grapes. In light of the attitudes of the two write-in candidates who won, I felt compelled. For Mr. Miller and Mr. More...

Posted 4/1/2008 08:00 PM

March 26, 2008: Save a life

To The Editor: To all in our very caring community, please help us save Dylan Utter’s life. Dylan is a two-year-old victim of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). More...

Posted 3/25/2008 08:00 PM

March 26, 2008: Makes her sick

To The Editor: Let me get this straight. Deborah Meyer DeWan of The Catskill Center for Conservation is happy because the additional ski development for the east side of Belleayre is being withdrawn. More...

Posted 3/25/2008 08:00 PM

March 19, 2008: Choices

To The Editor: I see a marked contrast between the resignations of Senator Larry Craig of Idaho and Governor Spitzer and Richard Nixon for their wrongdoing, and the actions of Bill Clinton and Senator Ted Kennedy. More...

Posted 3/18/2008 08:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Special evening

To The Editor: Recently The Roxbury Arts Group successfully solicited funds from Kids in the Kaatskills to implement an innovative cultural program for students in our community. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 08:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Bad policy

To The Editor: With‚ÄÇBelleayre Mt. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 08:00 PM

March 12, 2008: What a gem

To The Editor: Last night I had the good fortune to see the Open Eye Theatre’s production of “Secret Garden.” As a second homeowner in the Catskills with an apartment in New York City, I see my share of Broadway shows, but More...

Posted 3/11/2008 08:00 PM

March 12, 2008: Thanks, Ed

To The Editor: We are so fortunate to have generous people in our community. Edmund Millar, owner of The Market Basket, is one of them. More...

Posted 3/11/2008 08:00 PM